Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: September 2011

The Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins tomorrow evening at nightfall.

It marks the birthday of mankind.  No joke.

According to the Jewish tradition, the first day of the New Year, Aleph Tishrei, falls every year on what was the 6th day of creation which is the day on which both Adam and Eve were created.

For the Jews this means it is a time for introspection. It is a time we look into ourselves to search for the better person, for the better life we aspire to live and for the better world we hope to live in. read more

The Story About W

I’ve already told you that I’m writing a book for kids. I’m not giving out any details yet.

I’m enjoying every second of writing. For many reasons. But also because I’m so excited to find out what happens next.

A few months ago, I ran into a major difficulty that was setting me back. Structure. For months I was stuck. I had no idea how to get out of the mire.

I knew the setting and the characters that were going to make up the next scene but I’m wasn’t sure what was supposed to happen. And though I knew the setting of the scene after that and though I was keeping the end goal in mind it seemed to me like I was losing the drive of the story. The soul was missing. read more

When Priorities Are About To Collide

I have some aspirations. Some are higher on the list than others. Some are important, they define who I am what I want to be and others are well…a bit (understatement) more superficial. Most importantly some I will set out to accomplish and some will either just happen or they won’t and it won’t matter.

One of my core aspirations, the one that inspires my entire being is the will to become a writer who can support herself (and her family) living on the published word. So to further my chances of this actually occurring I am currently writing this blog and in the midst of working on children’s book (I probably have mentioned that before). read more

About Writing and Running

The more I think about it the more I realize how much writing and running have in common.

I like to say that I do both but the truth of the matter is that I’m not fast enough to be a runner (not yet anyways) and in the past two months I’ve barely written anything.

So now that my kids are back in school it’s time to get back into my own routine. Though during the summer I’ve only managed to keep up with running the time has come to get back into writing.

And so to compel me to write – which is so difficult because I’ve been out of it for such a long time – I am employing talking about one to get me to do the other. read more